18th NCGA Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship | Poppy Hills | October 4-5, 2021
First played in 2004 at Poppy Ridge, the NCGA Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship is a two-person, better-ball scratch event for NCGA members 25 years of age and older (from 2004-2015 it was called the NCGA Master Division Four-Ball Championship for players 40 and older). The duo of Terry Foreman and James Hay won the first three championships, and in 2008 Hay won a fourth championship with partner Mark Hill. In 2014 the event returned to Poppy Ridge. The tourney record for low 36-hole score is 124, set by 2020 winners Nick Moore and Matt Cohn. The 18-hole record is 11-under, shot by Danny Paniccia and Mike Stieler at the 2019 championship at Poppy Hills (60) and the teams Nick Moore and Matt Cohn and Steven Christophel and Brian Jones (61 at par-72 Del Monte during the 2020 championship). Hay and Haag share the record with four career victories.
ENTRIES CLOSE: September 12, 2021
ENTRY FEE: $300 per team. Field limited to the first 48 teams. Past Champions are given priority if there is a waitlist.
ELIGIBILITY: Players must have reached their 25th birthday on or before October 4, 2021 and have a numeric handicap index listed on their club’s Master Report of 5.4 or less on the date of registration. Partners need not be members of the same club.
FORMAT: 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, 18 holes per day.
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Matt Cohn and Nick Moore had come close numerous times in NCGA Four-Ball Championships before. Between the NCGA Four-Ball Championship and NCGA Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship, the duo had strung together six top 10 finishes since 2017. But the two had never won an NCGA Four-Ball event as a team. That is, until now. Read Full 2020 Recap | View 2020 Photo Gallery
When the winning putt finally fell in, Mike Stieler looked at partner Danny Paniccia and raised his fists to the sky. Not only was it a win, but it was finally over. Stieler, the superintendent at Spring Creek GC, sank a 9-foot putt on the NCGA record 11th hole of a sudden-death playoff (the par-4 17th) at Poppy Hills Golf Course to clinch a second NCGA Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship title for he and Paniccia. Read Full 2019 Recap | View 2019 Photo Gallery
Randy Haag finally got the win he wanted so badly. Defending NCGA Player of the Year Jason Anthony got to be a part of it. Haag and Anthony, who first met when they were paired together for the annual Hanna-Wehrman Cup matches a few years ago, claimed their second NCGA Mid-Amateur Four-Ball title in three years Tuesday at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course. Read Full 2018 Recap | View 2018 Photo Gallery
|2004||Terry Foreman and James Hay at Poppy Ridge||67-67-134|
|2005||Terry Foreman and James Hay at Poppy Ridge||67-63-130|
|2006||Terry Foreman and James Hay at Poppy Ridge||65-66-131|
|2007||Jeff Burda and Jamie Looper at Poppy Ridge||66-65-131|
|2008||Mark Hill and James Hay at Poppy Ridge||64-65-129|
|2009||John Driver and Ken Helwig at Bayonet||65|
|2010||Randy Haag and Darryl Donovan at Bayonet||66-68-134|
|2011||Randy Haag and Darryl Donovan at Bayonet||70-64-134|
|2012||Jeff Hoffman and Russell Humphrey at Black Horse / Bayonet||69-65-134|
|2013||Steve Woods and Jeff Gilchrist at Black Horse / Bayonet||65-67-132|
|2014||Scott Anderson and Mark Pavletich at Poppy Ridge||64-64-128|
|2015||Scott Olds and Kip Yaughn at Poppy Ridge||64-64-128|
|2016||Jason Anthony and Randy Haag at Poppy Hills||65-65-130|
|2017||Danny Paniccia and Mike Stieler at Poppy Ridge||64-66-130|
|2018||Jason Anthony and Randy Haag at Poppy Hills||64-63-127|
|2019||Danny Paniccia and Mike Stieler at Poppy Hills||60-67-127|
|2020||Matt Cohn and Nick Moore at Poppy Hills||61-63-124|